Hotel Campanile PARIS 19-La Villette
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... The Catacombs were created in 1810, when Paris' cemeteries were overflowing and they decided to exhume the bones and storing them in three disused quarries below the streets of Paris. These tunnels are lined with the bones and skulls of millions of former Parisians. It was more than a little macabre, especially since in some places they were placed in designs.
From there, we rode the metro to visit the Basilica of Sacre-Coeur. The area around ...
... as always. Heather and Belinda performed a flugel duet with quintet backing, but my favourite was Christina's solo - love your work!
The crowd loved the performance, so Diana happy sang an encore of Autumn Leaves with quintet accompanying. We then presented the Ambassador with a small plaque with the EAB logo, which will now adorn the walls of the Embassy.
After the concert, we joined members of the Embassy staff for a light lunch of sandwiches ...
... to the hotel was uneventful. It was kind of flat. As we drove, we passed an Ikea sign. The taxi driver brought us to hotel Novotel and we had to correct him to bring us to Sofitel. We went down to a lower drive that reminded me of Lower Wacker except it was a single lane with cars a motorcycles/mopeds parked along both sides.
We checked in, met Anne-Claire who I had spoken to and an American Concierge who has lived in MA and MS. ...
Luckily for us it was raining when we woke up, so no run in the park. Yaaaah! Instead a late breakfast of poached eggs. Rain had stopped and was quite a nice day so decided to head over to Bastille, Place des Vosges and the marais. The marais is the jewish quarter so shops allowed to open. Not that I was buying but lots to see and place des Vosges is very beautiful. Heaps of people around but it was a nice day to people watch and soak up the ambience. Back home on the bus ...
... let her choose a huge assortment of local cheeses (frommage) and meats (charcuterie) serve with a basket of fresh baguette. It was so good that I forgot to take a picture until we were half way done with it. We sat in the middle of two different group of locals and spent the evening talking with them about French wine and their restaurant scene. The french have such an appreciation for food and Paris is ...
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